The Linux command line

Paperback

English language

Published Dec. 13, 2011 by No Starch Press.

ISBN:
978-1-59327-389-7
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4 stars (10 reviews)

"It's been said that "graphical user interfaces make easy tasks easy, while command-line interfaces make difficult tasks possible." The Linux Command Line shows readers how to control their computers and accomplish these difficult tasks using Bash, the Linux shell. Designed for command-line users of all levels, the book takes readers from the first keystrokes to the process of writing powerful programs in the command line's native language. Along the way, the author explores basic commands and file system navigation, OS configuration, classic command-line programs, shell programming, and much more, making The Linux Command Line an essential guide for all Linux users who wish to exploit the full power of their systems"--

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This is a book, which I gave wholeheartedly 5 stars. The author tells a fascinating story and provides background information on the history of Unix really made it a good read. Admittedly, unlike a programming book you can easily try out the commands and have quick a return of investment. Because this what it is about: Unix commands. Though it is not a reference, it strikes the right balance between detail and what you really need to known-hosts later as Programmer or in DevOps. I would also highly recommend it as Beginner's course on Linux in general. I also read it in less than 5 months, which is fast compared with computer books of similar length. So, it must be good.

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Subjects

  • COMPUTERS / Operating Systems / Linux
  • COMPUTERS / System Administration / Linux & UNIX Administration
  • COMPUTERS / System Administration / General
  • Linux
  • Operating systems (Computers)
  • Scripting languages (Computer science)